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Fire at derelict school spreads asbestos

A derelict school was set alight by arsonists on 22nd May 2012 and at it’s height the blaze caused enough concern to evacuate 30 nearby houses while firefighters brought it under control. The remains of the building were later deemed unsafe and it was ordered to be demolished. The former St Mark’s Primary School, in […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 13, 2012

Outcry as government loan enables Quebec asbestos mine to reopen

The announcement by the Quebec Government of a $58-million loan to facilitate the reopening of the Jeffrey Asbestos Mine has envoked outcry from various Health and Safety promoters. The Jeffrey mine was closed last year due to financial difficulties but the loan will allow for more than two-thirds of the cost of renovating and reopening […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 09, 2012

Damaged asbestos found in buildings rented out to private nursery

A building belonging to Bloomfield Collegiate School, East Belfast, which is rented out to a private nursery have been found to contain damaged asbestos.  Although the building is separate from the school, some senior pupils and members of staff from the school still also use part of the building. Last year the school decided to […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 06, 2012

Contractors exposed to asbestos after series of safety failings

GKN Aerospace Services Ltd and Lybrook Constructors Ltd, trading as DL Group, have been found guilty of various asbestos related safety failings after construction workers were exposed to asbestos at GKN’s premises in Yeovil, Somerset. DL Group was requested, by GKN Aerospace Services Ltd on 17 June 2010, to remove ceiling tiles within its treatment […]

Read the full article | Published Jul 05, 2012

Sussex estate agent fined for the spread of asbestos

Brian Marshall, the Director of Supply on Demand estate agents, has been fined after failing to manage the spread of asbestos during the demolition of a building. Brighton Magistrates Court heard that Mr Marshall instructed a worker to dismantle a building at Bluebell Business Estate, Uckfield, with an excavator. Contrary to the asbestos regulation, no […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 29, 2012

Cornish Brewery forces workmen to remove asbestos illegally

A total of three defendants were found guilty by Exeter magistrates for breaching The Control of Asbestos Regulation 2012 after workmen refurbishing a Dartmoor pub were exposed to asbestos. The incident happened at the Three Crowns pub in Chagford, Devon, in January 2010 when asbestos was discovered when the workmen were demolishing walls. The workmen […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 22, 2012

Armco undertakes asbestos surveys nationwide on any type and size of premises

Armco Asbestos Consultants is a long established company that provides a variety of asbestos related services: consultancy and advice; sampling and surveying; training; and removals. All staff are fully qualified, time served and exhibit a friendly and professional manner. We are members of the British Occupational Hygiene Society and Construction Online and are an accredited […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 12, 2012

Results of various recent nationwide asbestos related surveys

There have been various surveys regarding asbestos awareness which have been implemented across the UK recently. UKAS carried out a survey in 2011 under the guise of Accredited Asbestos Campaign by various professionals representing a wide range of business sizes and disciplines in the UK.  Another survey was carried out by the British Lung Foundation […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 08, 2012

Terminally ill joiner sues authority for up to half a million pounds

Christopher Turner, a terminally-ill  joiner who says he was exposed to deadly asbestos while employed at Derbyshire County Council, is suing the authority for up to half a million pounds. Mr Turner, 53, was diagnosed with the deadly industrial lung disease mesothelioma in June last year and was given just six months to live. He […]

Read the full article | Published Jun 01, 2012

‘Managing Asbestos in Buildings, A Brief Guide’ – Download now for free!!!!

The Health and Safety Executive has published a leaflet titled ‘Managing Asbestos in Buildings – A Brief Guide’ this year to assist people who own, manage or have responsibilities for buildings, which may contain asbestos. This includes all non-domestic buildings, whatever the type of business, and the common areas of domestic buildings, eg halls, stairwells, […]

Read the full article | Published May 25, 2012

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